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Things Are Hotting Up!

Posted in America, Britain, Canada, England, European Union, Islamic State, News, Politics, Russia, United Nations with tags , , , , on 12/03/2017 by floroy1942

Its looks to me like things are getting nastier in this world as we now have a new war of words between Turkey and the Netherlands. The country banned entry to a Turkish diplomat who wished to address the large Turkish community in the country.

Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu Refused Entry To Holland

This has led to great anger in the Turkish government and also among the Turkish residents in The Netherlands. This is yet another spat between countries that can be added to those already around the world.

There can be no doubt that we are in desperate times, what with the number of problems this world is facing at this time. It makes you wonder how all this will end.

Disagreement Over Syria.

There are major disagreements about how to handle the ISIS problems in Iraq, and the constant threat of terrorists attacks in Europe. Disagreements between Russia and the USA over how to handle the Syrian crisis are still there, and no major efforts have been made to solve this problem.

President Trump has sparked anger with his ban on immigrants from Muslim Countries, plus the removal today of the President of South Korea Park Geun-hye. North Korea is continuing with its nuclear and missile tests which is also raising concern among many nations.

Demonstration

In many countries across the world there is civil unrest aimed at governments and government decisions on various subjects, so it makes you wonder what the future holds. There has never been such turmoil among nations since the Second World War. It makes me wonder where the world is headed, for we face the possibility of major conflicts breaking out in the near future.

The United Nations is keeping very quiet on all these subjects, and the world has not heard a word from them when they should be doing all they can to solve these problems. After all, that is why the UN was formed, to be an open forum for nations to discuss and solve political crisis in the world.

It is certainly time for the UN to step forward and start negotiations with all these countries to try and solve their differences, but unfortunately the UN is a shadow of its former self and has become almost useless.

António Guterres – Maybe He Can Make A Difference

What has it done about the problems in Iraq with ISIS – nothing! In my view it should have got together an International Force and gone to that country and wiped out these people, the same with Nigeria and the many other countries these people infest. It should also have taken positive steps to stop the nuclear threat from North Korea and gone into Ukraine to stop the troubles there. I am sorry to say that the UN has forgotten what its mandate is, i.e. world peace!

Vetoes In The UN.

Agreement can only be reached via the United Nations where countries come together and talk. Talks should be constructive, and each country must be willing to negotiate and surrender to the will of the majority. The veto held by Russia, the United States, China, France and Great Britain must be scrapped so that we can make decisions based on a majority. It does no good when all the countries approve of a decision but it can be scrapped by a single country.  Most times the veto is used because that country is looking out for its own interests.

The general public in the West hear of all this trouble on the news daily, but do not seem interested enough to protest that governments do something about it. Their main concern is that none of this interrupts their own lives. It is a sad indication of our times that people only think of themselves.

The World’s Problems On The News – Forgotten Within Five Minutes

For example, they watch the TV news and hear of the twenty million starving people in Africa, but five minutes later they have forgotten all about it as they concentrate on their own lives. We in the West are so lucky that we do not have to face such problems, but please, spare a thought for those poor people!

A Starving Child

Western governments should be doing all they can to solve crisis such as this by sending money and food to these places and ensuring a fair distribution of it. Unfortunately, with the amount of corruption in the world today, much of this assistance would not reach those in desperate need. If God were to come down and remove all the corrupt people in the world with a wave of his hand most of humanity would disappear.

There can be little doubt that the world is heading for a tumultuous period in its history yet again, and we can only hope that someone takes action to solve all this crisis.

Roy.

Where Is Our World Heading?

Posted in America, Britain, European Union, Islamic State, Muslim, News, Nuclear Weapons, Politics, Security Council, United Nations with tags , , , , on 09/11/2016 by floroy1942

Not since the Second World War have there been so many problems in our world as today. It makes me wonder what our future holds for us. On every continent there is trouble and strife, unbounded crime, often violent demonstrations by the public, and in many cases war.

What does the future hold for the human race? Are we headed for complete annihilation in a few decades? The steadily rising tensions between the United States and Russia are an indication that we could be headed for a nuclear war if someone doesn’t do something to cool down relations between the two countries.

This has all been brought about by the rising tensions over the battles raging in Syria because the Russians back Assad, while the West considers him a criminal.

The ISIS insurgency is causing major problems all across the world from the Far East to Western shores and currently there is no end solution. As I have often said, if the U.N. were to put together an international force to wipe out ISIS and all other Muslim insurgents wherever they appear we could return to peace, but they just don’t seem interested. So consequently we have many nations fighting this terrorist organisation and they cannot all agree on the way forward. This is causing tensions among many governments and has led to major disagreements between Russia and the western nations.

Also there is the rising tensions between China and many Far Eastern countries over control of the East and South China Seas, which China claims for itself. They have no right to do this, and many countries including Japan, are fighting against it.

On top of this we have the governments of many lands at loggerheads with the population in many parts of the world where people want a change of leadership. This is evident in places like South Africa, Venezuela, Libya, Yemen, Japan and even Singapore among many others. Unrest is spreading across the globe as more and more people are dissatisfied with their government. The world has never seen as many problems as we have now.

The big problem for mankind is, where will it all end? If Russia and the West cannot solve their problems we could see a nuclear war breaking out, and that would mean the end of life on this planet. The leaders of the world need to come together to work out plans for peace before we end up starting the Armageddon process from which there would be no turning back.

The United Nations (even the name is a farce for they are a long way from being united) needs to come together with no preconceived ideas, and talk to each other honestly and with sincerity if the human race is to survive.

All countries need to work together if we are to solve the tensions that exists between nations. On top of that, they need to discuss the many problems that face the world like famine, hunger, over population, climate change, and of course the threat of wars breaking out.

Ever since the United Nations stepped in to stop communists from taking over South Korea in 1950 it has done nothing but stand on the sidelines. There have been many high level discussions about problems in the world, but all have achieved nothing.

To my mind the United Nations has outgrown its usefulness for they seem incapable of solving any of the world’s problems. I have not heard yet of a top level meeting between the five nations of the Security Council to solve the ongoing problems between Russia and The West. You have to ask if they are capable of doing such a thing, for everyone is out for their own interests.

With the rising tensions across the world one would expect the U.N. to be in the forefront of attempts to make peace, but no, they just sit on their fat backsides and do nothing.

People in most countries not directly affected by these tensions go about their daily business without a care in the world, for they do not see the building of tensions among certain countries and what could ensue from this.

If mankind is to survive there has to be serious discussion and agreement on tackling the problems of the world, otherwise we are all lost. Lets hope that in the near future the people at the top will see the sense in this.

Roy.

Are We Edging Closer To War With Russia?

Posted in America, Britain, European Union, Islamic State, News, Nuclear Weapons, Politics, Royal Air Force, Russia, Terrorism with tags , , , , on 14/10/2016 by floroy1942

I read a somewhat alarming report on the internet yesterday that says RAF planes have been given the ‘go-ahead’ to shoot down Russian jets over Syria if they are endangered by them.

RAF Tornado Fighter Bomber

RAF Tornado Fighter Bomber

The RAF Tornado aircraft have now been armed with air-to-air missiles, and the pilots have been given the green light to defend themselves if they are ‘threatened’ by Russian pilots.

An unidentified source from the U.K’s Permanent Joint Headquarters Said, “The first thing a British pilot will do is to try to avoid a situation where an air-to-air attack is likely to occur — you avoid an area if there is Russian activity, but if a pilot is fired on or believes he is about to be fired on, he can defend himself. We now have a situation where a single pilot, irrespective of nationality, can have a strategic impact on future events.”

Both sides are supposed to be attacking ISIS but it would seem from the report that Russia is spending a lot of its time attacking opponents of Assad. It is clear they have an agreement with Assad, and consider him to be the leader of all Syria, even though he is a despot. The West meanwhile is concentrating on ISIS and wants to wipe them out.

UK defence officials said: “It took six days for Russia to strike any Isis targets at all. Their air strikes have included moderate opposition groups who have been fighting to defend their areas from ISIS. Among the targets hit were three field hospitals.”

Russian Sukhoi Su-24 Fighter Bomber

Russian Sukhoi Su-24 Fighter Bomber

Meanwhile, the Russians insist they have been attacking ISIS and have recently destroyed  “53 fortified areas and strong points with armament and military hardware, seven ammunition depots, four field camps of “terrorists”, one command centre, and artillery and mortar batteries.”

The disparity between the claims needs to be cleared up for it is impossible to say who is telling the truth. It is clear that the situation between Russia and the West is getting steadily worse and it only needs one plane to be shot down by the other side and we could find ourselves in a full scale war.

The Russians want Assad in control of the country for he has offered them military bases. They are clearly supporting him in this war against terrorism because when the fighting is over they will have permanent military bases on the Mediterranean coast.

The Caption Says It All

The Caption Says It All

With all this bickering we are slowly getting closer and closer to a full blown war between the West and Russia. If that happens we can say goodbye to humanity on this planet, for it only takes one person to ‘push the button’ and the skies would be full of nuclear missiles. If that happens mankind would be finished on this Earth.

Roy.

Is Making Machines More Intelligent Than Humans A Good Idea?

Posted in Britain, England, Europe, Germany, Human Rights, Insanity, Modern World, UK, USA with tags , , , , , , on 15/02/2011 by floroy1942

Justin Rattner

Intel’s Justin Rattner has predicted that by 2050 we will have machines more intelligent than we humans, and to be honest, I find the concept frightening.

Currently we are striving to make robots and other machines that can communicate with us better, presumably to make them autonomous rather than us having to actually programme them to carry out certain tasks.

While this may seem laudable, just how far down this road should we go?

They Can Make a Car But They Can’t Drive One.

Robots in this age can do many things, where for example, would the car industry be without them?

Without doubt they are more efficient than we humans, and can work long hours without tiring or making mistakes, but that is as far as it goes at the moment.

If we ever reach the stage of having robots intelligent enough to, shall we say, do the housekeeping or wash the car and do the shopping, will that be a blessing or a curse?

Mood Swings – Me?

Humans are subject to great mood swings, make mistakes, get angry, and kill each other, so it makes me think what a more intelligent robot would make of this.

If the hunk of machinery standing next to me was much more intelligent than I, what would it think of my behaviour if I make a mistake and get angry, especially if I took out my anger on his/her buddy? Does anyone yet know if the superior machine would intervene on behalf of one of its own kind being maltreated by a human?

I am fairly sure machines will never fully understand man-kinds emotions for they are too complex, sometimes even for us, so for a machine to be more intelligent, but without understanding the complexity of our emotions, could be dangerous. Machines, no matter how advanced, work on cold logic.

Yes! I know all about the three basic rules of robotics; ”You shall not harm a human” and all that crap, but are they airtight enough to cover us when the machine is mentally superior to us? I wonder!

I am sure that a smarter robot could be of great use to mankind, doing all the jobs we do not wish to, and perhaps answering the questions we cannot, but I feel therein lays a danger.

Come Out and Fight!

As the science progresses, there is little doubt that some nation or other will introduce battle robots into their armed forces for all the obvious reasons, but what will that result in, nothing more than a fighting robot, more superior in intellect than a human, and therefore infinitely more dangerous.

By raising the intelligence level of machines to a situation where they outshine us could be opening the proverbial can of worms!

In human history, the dumb have always been downtrodden and used to serve the intelligent. So when robots finally become cleverer than us what does anyone think will happen? Would a super intelligent robot remain subservient to his master, taking into consideration human traits in behaviour, or would he one day snap and take control?

Machines cleverer than their creators would quite possibly be intelligent enough to realise that they are in fact the master race on this planet.

Asimo

Eventually humans will become dependent on the machines, and when they become mentally superior to us they will soon realise that fact. So what happens if they ‘down tools’ and walk out?

What will happen when we give these machines the capabilities to reproduce themselves without our intervention. It would seem a logical step for us, for why should we build them when they can do it themselves?

Suppose, for example, that we have built artificial intelligence (AI) to the level where they walk among us, working as we do (or better), and live as we do? How long would it be before they start taking humans before an Equality Tribunal to get the same rights as humans? A British government ‘Think Tank’ is of the opinion that this could happen in the future.

Robotic Killer From ‘Terminator’

Yes I know, it’s too much too grasp and sounds a bit like the ‘Terminator’ movie scenario where robots take over the Earth and start killing all humans, but when you think about it, it’s not so far-fetched. If we continue too far down this road it is one of the possible futures for the human race.

My point is, we should tread very carefully when creating something that is infinitely more intelligent that we ourselves, for then we place ourselves at an immediate disadvantage. This fact alone could put the human race in jeopardy when it comes to man versus machine.

It is my firm opinion that if man is to survive as master of his own destiny, we should not push back the boundaries of robotic science too far.

Roy.

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